Did you know that people with ADHD are at greater risk of developing chronic illness? Having a chronic illness impacts ADHD and ADHD impacts chronic illness. Having ADHD makes consistent performance more difficult because of impaired executive functions: remembering details, making choices, establishing self-supportive habits, organizing information, planning. Adding in a chronic illness, which also makes consistent performance difficult is a double whammy for many with ADHD. In the presentation, we discuss how you can better manage your ADHD in order to improve chronic illness health outcomes by making changes in your habits, via tracking and by talking to and advocating with your healthcare providers.
- Participants will learn what current research indicates about the interaction of ADHD and chronic illness.
- Participants will have a better understanding of the impact that ADHD has on the management of chronic illness.
- Participants will have specific takeaways that allow them to take action to advance their health through better ADHD management in the context of chronic illness.
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 62 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 75
- Assessments Yes